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Daily Archives: 2018-09-26

Online applications for qualified driving licences from 1 Oct

Members of the public who have successfully passed the Traffic Police (TP) driving test will be able to apply for new and replacement Qualified Driving Licences (QDLs) online starting from 1 October. In a press release on Wednesday (26 September), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) shared that this system will be available to Singapore citizens, permanent residents and foreigners applying for any …

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IRAS: $50.2 billion in tax revenue collected in Financial Year 17/18

$50.2 billion in tax revenue was collected in Financial Year (FY) 2017/18, marking an increase of 6.8 percent from the previous FY and came on the back of better-than-expected economic expansion of 3.6 percent in 2017. In a press release on Wednesday (26 September), the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) shared that the increase in revenue collection was attributed …

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Is it a good time to purchase your first home in Singapore?

by ValueChampion Housing prices in Singapore have decreased in recent months, which may spur younger residents to consider if it is time to purchase their first home. What do these prospective home buyers need to know before making this investment? Following measures introduced by the government intended to reign in the housing market, Singapore's housing prices have declined in recent months. …

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Seven stations along EWL will close earlier in October

Seven MRT stations from Tiong Bahru to Clementi MRT stations on the East-West Line (EWL) will close earlier at around 11.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays in October 2018 for ongoing maintenance, enhancements and asset renewal works. In a press release on Wednesday (26 September), Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) stated that starting from October, works to renew the power supply …

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PAP should select its next leader by an open vote within its party.

Recent reports have emphasised the leadership selection that is soon going to take place within the Peoples' Action Party (PAP). Given that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) has announced that he will be stepping down within the next few years, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam has indicated that a new Prime Ministerial candidate will be named before …

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Medix Medical Monitor survey uncovers Singapore’s health concerns and perceptions

A new survey commissioned by Medix has uncovered a range of attitudes towards the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions in Singapore. Across every demographic there is a pessimism towards personal heath and fear around being diagnosed with cancer. Many Singaporeans are proactive with seeking second opinions and undertaking physical examinations, but there is a strong desire for more personalised …

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Singapore makes top five in the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2018

Singapore has maintained its position as the fifth most visited global destination for the second consecutive year, according to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index released today. Boasting a 6.1% growth with 13.91 million international visitors in 2017, Singapore has more than doubled its growth forecast of 2.6%. The top five origin market for Singapore are China (18.8%), Indonesia (15%), …

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